The agent for Lucas Torreira says he wishes his client could have joined Napoli instead of Arsenal if Carlo Ancelotti had been appointed sooner.

Napoli had been in talks with Sampdoria about a move for Torreira.

Pablo Bentancur told Radio Crc that he would have loved for his client to work under Ancelotti.

"It's a pity, I'm sorry Ancelotti wasn't there at the start of the negotiation," Bentancur said. "He'd have been a great help for Torreira, he has tremendous international experience. But then Lucas called me and he confirmed to me that negotiations with Arsenal were too advanced for any second thoughts.

"If the Arsenal deal had collapsed then Napoli would have been perfect."

Torreira has yet to start under Unai Emery.